Chemistry Nouryon challenge: group of prize winners including Eleanor

Grantham Scholar wins chemistry prize

Congratulations to Grantham Scholar Eleanor O’Doherty! She has won an award at the Imagine Chemistry 2019 Nouryon challenge.

Eleanor took part in the competition in a three-day event at the company’s RD&I centre in Deventer, the Netherlands.

Imagine Chemistry 2019 Nouryon challenge

The premise of the competition was to allow start-ups and research groups to collaborate with Nouryon in working together to scale up their idea.

Eleanor submitted ‘Sustainable Routes To Modern Surfactants: Providing an alternative oil source’ based upon her PhD topic of BSFL fat.

The idea won an award for collaborative research from 160 global applications. Eleanor has successfully made bio-based surfactants (soaps) in her PhD project and with Nouryon’s help will make a lot more.

Eleanor O’Doherty: Transforming organic waste to valuable chemicals

Eleanor’s research at the Grantham Centre is on to develop heterogonous catalytic routes to synthesising organic products. She employs black solider fly larvae to provide biomass as a chemical feedstock.

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Green Impact Gold for the Grantham Centre! We’re all so proud of our Green Impact team for getting a Gold Award.

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